Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu Ushers in Christmas Celebrations with “The Polar Express”-Themed Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony




Marking the beginning of the festive season, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu hosted the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony held in the Lobby Lounge. Like the previous 2 years, the hotel continued their effort in conserving the environment by using recycled materials that were found around the hotel to build the eco-friendly Christmas tree.



Steam locomotive train in The Lounge inspired from the children's book.

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu unveiled its Christmas theme for this year, “A Journey to the North Pole”, as a salute to the popular 1985 children’s book written by Chris Van Allsburg – “The Polar Express.”




The Board of Directors, restaurant diners, in-house guests and media friends were in attendance to witness the luminous lighting ceremony. The ceremony began with a lovely speech by the hotel’s General Manager, Thor Gervasi (second from left), followed by the official lighting of the Christmas tree, the climax of the event. 




The hotel lobby was transformed into a wonderland with a 10-foot Christmas tree featuring train tracks and spectacular fairy lights.




The hotel also showcased the train station signage in the car porch area and various white-and blue-themed decorations to show the spirit of the season and centred on the wonder of “The Polar Express”, all were made with recycled items.




“Christmas is all about giving, love and care. At Hyatt, we truly want to share the joy of Christmas with those who are less fortunate than us. This year, we are collecting Christmas presents for the children from the orphanage homes of Care for the Future Malaysia, Good Shepherd and Care Haven. We can make a difference in the lives of the orphans with our simple act of generosity,” remarked Thor Gervasi, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Kinabalu.

THE SEASON OF GIVING




From 1 - 13 December 2018, take a tag from the main Christmas tree at the Lounge who you wish to receive your gift.

CHRISTMAS AT THE RESIDENCE


Happening from 1 - 30 December 2018, there will be extensive festive buffet from Tanjung Ria Kitchen, beautifully decorated Christmas cake and a roast turkey station. Feast on these themed festive dishes!




Roasted Australian turkey. Despite the fact that I never had tasted this roasted big bird before, I actually quite enjoyed the firm meat and the cranberry sauce definitely had helped to tone down the unfamiliar after-taste.



Roasted lamb leg and beef. Just look at that beautiful and rich colours!


 

There are also turkey stuffing and mixed potatoes.


Not forgetting the Salmon Wellington! Savoury baked puff pastry filled with seasoned salmon which tasted so good especially with the cheese. 



Of course, Christmas cake! Both cheese and chocolate cakes tasted so good!

 

More desserts!

Now, onto the almost endless choices of mouthwatering dishes at Tanjung Ria Kitchen  you can feast on for RM120 (lunch) or RM165 (dinner) per adult. For inquiries, feel free to contact the hotel. 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Last but not least, Christmas goodies and cookies at the hotel's Mozaic section.

 


Visit Hyatt Regency Kinabalu for the unique Christmas experience from 1 December onwards and join in the various activities organized for in-house guests, as well as patrons, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Listen to the mesmerizing Christmas carollers serenading The Lounge from 22-24 December, from 7:30 PM-8:30 PM.


Indeed, it was such a pleasant and warm dining experience especially with the themed lounge area and festive dinner buffet. From the ambiance to the delicious food to overall experience, I'm pretty sure you're going to have a lovely evening with your friends and family. Did you hear the train's whistle already? Come along and experience the journey to the North Pole towards the end of this year.


I guess that's all from me, I'll be seeing you guys on my next post!


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Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, a 288-room hotel, is located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu’s business, shopping and entertainment hub, overlooking the South China Sea and the beautiful coral islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Hyatt Regency Kinabalu offers newly renovated guestrooms, exceptional service, modern comfort and a dazzling choice of local and international cuisine. Reservations for Hyatt Regency Kinabalu can be made by calling +60 88 22 1234 or visiting kinabalu.regency.hyatt.com


The Hyatt Regency brand prides itself on connecting travelers to who and what matters most to them. More than 185 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including the space to work, engage or relax; notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; and expert meeting and event planners who can take care of every detail. For more information, please visit hyattregency.com. Follow @HyattRegency on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #AtHyattRegency.

17 comments on "Hyatt Regency Kinabalu Ushers in Christmas Celebrations with “The Polar Express”-Themed Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony"
  1. Cantik dan unik pokok tu :) Lain dr yg lain sebab guna bahan recycle ya.

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    1. yep! selalu hotel belanja ribuan ringgit untuk hiasan pokok Krismas kan? respect la kat the hotel's initiative towards eco-friendly festive occasions.

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    1. we're not celebrating but indeed it's always fun to see them. :D

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  3. Huwaaa... all the foods look yummy.

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  4. Wah, cantiknya decoration yang diaorang buat. Baguslah guna bahan kitar semula

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    1. kan? betul2. klu recycle deco tahun2 xpe lah nak beli non-recyclable tapi klu mmg nak tuka2 takyah la.

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  5. Wow!! amazing. Congratulations, your blog looking so nice..more information also interesting.

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    1. thank you so much! It's really nice as I get to attend several blogger invitations for the past few weeks and exposed to many other experienced bloggers. Hope this post entertained you!

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  6. Wow, menu2 yang sangat menarik dan ohsem

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    1. klu kat KK, myra personally mmg suka Hyatt Regency and Hilton! Selection semua best!

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  7. uittt..pokok xmas tu rare la..tak pernah nmpk decoration macam tu..but nice...

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    1. kan~ mmg rare! Sebab jarang2 Christmas season kat hotel ni bertema so Hyatt Regency did a wonderful job this year.

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  8. The train kan, hahaha. I ingat the train yang besar bah bergerak. Sekali tengok the mini one jak bah yang bergerak 😆

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    1. adoiiii~ nasib ndak tercakap dgn orang time tu! In my mind was like, "berjalan ka train tu keliling lounge area ni? tapi teda tracks pun??" rupanya those cute trains yg going around the christmas tree~ okay la! Cute punya pasal! :D

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